Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Cath K Inspired Crochet

As promised,  here's a peek of my latest project.



I played around with dozens of ideas and finally settled on a simple 2 colour hexagon that's got a sort of retro feel and I think will look great with the Cath K bedding I love.  I was going to do basic trebles but tried out tr and dtr clusters and think they look prettier.
The pattern is in one of my favourite books, worth getting if you want some inspiration (also called "Crocheted Throws and Wraps")  I've added an extra round of 3tr, 1ch (2ch in the corners) as I'm going to join them on the back and think it will be neater with less chain round the edge.



The colours are mostly ones from my stash apart from the green. I didn't have anything like that minty shade but found some Adriafil Regina in light green (40) that fits the bill.
the other colours are:
Rowan Pure Wool DK;  Frost (44) and Geranium (47)
Debbie Bliss Rialto;  Buttermilk (31) and Baby Pink (42)
Artesano Superwash Merino DK;  Baby Pink (43)
Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK;  Alabaster (03)

The hardest part was leaving out all the other colours I love.  I usually don't have a plan and just keep adding more shades, but picking out the colours in a favourite blanket, picture or piece of china is a fun way of doing it too!
Should keep me busy for a while :)

39 comments:

  1. I haven't seen this book yet but looks like some great crochet projects. I love Cath Kidston but cannot afford right now. Love the colors.

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  2. What a beautiful pattern and soft colours - even the red is soft!

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  3. This is coming together beautifully already! The colours are bright enough to be eye-catching but at the same time soft and spring-y. Looking forward to the "TA-DA!" already!

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  4. I love your color pallet! It is going to be so pretty!!!! The hexagon stitches are so nice. It will have a lot of visual interest. I really enjoy crocheting, but am always confused by written instructions. So I look and try to figure it out, means a lot of tearing out, so I usually stick to something rhythmic! I find crochet to be so rewarding. I want to try a hexagon now!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  5. They look so pretty, I love the colours (and the bedding behind) x

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  6. Gorgeous colour Debbie, it's going to look lovely with your cath kidston bedding when it's finished!
    Victoria xx

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  7. Oh thats real pretty, sweet colors & i love the pattern
    Karen x

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  8. Hi. I love your colours, they match perfectly with the blanket and the pattern is gorgeous. I may have to invest in that book! Looking forward to seeing the finished blanket!

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  9. This is going to be a really pretty blanket. I love it so far. I have yet to make a hexie blanket. It's on my very long list of things to make!

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  10. Oh my I have mega bedding blanket crochet envy!!! Love it! It's going to look soooo good when all finished!
    Becky x

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  11. Oh boy, this is going to be pretty! I saw the pic on the blog roll over at Notes of Sincerity and had to come over for a look. Gorgeous colors!!

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  12. Wish I could crochet! My aunt tried to teach me when I was very young - I was pretty hopeless! Love the colours you've chosen!
    June

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  13. Wow I love it, what pretty colours - it does go so well with yoyur CK bedding and throw, perfect match! I absolutely love your tulip header too! That book looks good to, I usually prefer to get my patterns online but you can't beat a good book once in a while! Jenny x

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  14. looks beautiful *& lovely colours too.there is a nice surprise waiting for you at my blog
    http://all4meggymoo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Loving your crochet the colours are gorgeous ,they look so good together xxx

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  16. fantastic choice of colours. I love Cath Kidston and the mix of pastelly colours and red. So effective. Looking forward to seeing this one develop!
    x

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  17. After reading your post I just might have to take up crocheting again although its been a very long time and might have to 'retrain' ! Love what you are planning and it really compliments the Ck bedding. Patricia x

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  18. Well done! You have taken the right colours. I love Cath Kidston very much.

    Sigrun

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  19. What lovely colours... it's going to be beautiful when it's finished :)

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  20. The pattern is beautiful and the colours are so lovely.

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  21. stunning Debbie!!! I wish, wish, wish I could crochet! Can't wait to see more of it, the colour's are divine.
    Jessie, xo

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  22. It's looking lovely already, and you've chosen the colours to match your Cath bedding so well. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  23. Hi, Debbie! Just found your cute blog. Love your Cath K inspired crochet. Looks great!
    Have a very nice day
    Hugs from Russia
    Natasha

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  24. Beautiful ... it really does have that Cath Kidston feel about it.

    Fleur xx

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  25. A really beautiful project in the making there. I keep dreaming of making some pretty crocheted blankets for our home. But can't seem to stick to any one project at the moment!

    Have fun with your lovely new project.


    P x

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  26. To brighten your weekend I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award :)
    Victoria xx

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  27. It is looking lovely! I see that Victoria has nominated you for an award and I just have as well! Two awards in one day! You are doing well! Your blog is really lovely though, so you deserve it. Rachel x

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  28. Oh I am in love with your afghan,,and I just found your blog thru pinterest..so glad I did,,now I am off to read your past post..
    Devon
    www.devonstitching.blogspot.com

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  29. So beautiful are your hexagons! Can't wait to see your afghan finished! Wishing you a lovely weekend! xo Heather

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  30. Hi Debbie :)

    Beautiful! Love the color combination and it's perfect with your bedding.

    Take care and happy crocheting :)
    Monica (Ansota)
    www.krowshaydzine.blogspot.com

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  31. Beautiful colours, and pattern. Look forward to seeing your finished blankie!!

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  32. Hi there

    I adore all your crochet blankets and your sense of colour is brilliant. I have bought some of the merino yarns you use and they are wonderful. There's lots of sublime on sale for £2.50 at http://www.kempswoolshop.com/wool_items.aspx?woolCategoryID=772192189 and http://www.blacksheepwools.com/acatalog/copy_of_Sublime_Offers.html. I just ordered some and thought of you :)

    Thankyou for sharing your wonderful creations,
    Em xxxx

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    1. Thank you Em, that's useful to know, though I don't think I'd better buy any more at the moment. My stash is overflowing :( Debbie

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  33. Looks like it will be very pretty and cheery!

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  34. Lindo, lindo, lindo seus trabalhos, fiquei apaixonada pelo seu bolg!
    Amei esta revista acho que para quem não sabe muita coisa sobre crochet e quer aprender deve ser muito valiosa!!
    suas flores são encantadora. Porque você não participar de ( quinta flor no flikr) este espaço de terra que você tem, dá para realizar bons projetos!! beijos em teu coração .tina artesanatos!!

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  35. So cute. I love it!!!!.

    Kisses.

    Olga

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